Wild Life by Jamie K. Reaser | Now Available!
Wild Life: New and Selected Poems by Jamie K. Reaser is now available! This edition features a foreword by Edward E. Clark Jr., President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia. For each copy sold, Hiraeth Press will be donating $2.00 to support the WCV’s environmental education and wildlife medicine programs! Visit our bookstore today to bring home a powerful book and help a worth cause at the same time! Go to our bookstore»
About the Book: Wild Life is both a celebration of wildlife and an exploration of the human animal. Ultimately, it is a testament to what becomes possible when we see ourselves as a part of, rather than apart from, the natural world. What can an owl, a salmon, or a bear teach us about becoming a better person? What if we re-claimed our animalness? What if we surrendered to the wild life? “What if..?” asks the poet.
“Each morning, I treat myself to a poem by Jamie K. Reaser. Thoughtful, evocative, and welling up from a deeply sacred place, her words are my morning meditation, my morning prayer. AlthoughWild Life is bundled as a book of poetry, I know it to be what it truly is: Spiritual practice. Thank you, Jamie, for such a gift.”
—Susan Chernak McElroy, author Animals as Teachers and Healers, Why Buffalo Dance
“‘Hold your beliefs loosely, and always test them in the Light’ says Jamie K. Reaser in her lyrical book that serves as a Natura Scriptorum — the sacred gifts of nature translated into poetry. The light that she offers us is at the intersection of the natural world and our inner hunger for meaning. Keep this book of wisdom on your breakfast table and begin your day with Reaser’s elegant oracular lines.”
—Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. Guardian of Future Generations.
“I am taken back by the brilliance of Jamie K. Reaser’s poetry. She draws you into the wilds of the land and her heart and deep wisdom steps out to take you home every time. Her love of the natural world and weavings of spiritual truth are akin to Mary Oliver. Thank you, Jamie, for the superlative gift of your poetry.”
—Mare Cromwell, award-winning author of Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother